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The budgeting basics – Part two

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jan 18, 2017 10:51:35 AM

After our first blog post about the importance of budgeting, you were inspired and crafted a flexible budget plan that works for you… right? Okay, if you didn’t it’s okay. Here are some more tips to encourage you to start budgeting.

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Topics: Budgeting, Money Management, Budget, Save Money, money tips, money

The budgeting basics – Part one

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jan 9, 2017 1:01:26 PM

Budgets are like the New Year’s resolutions of personal finance. We all know we should have one and we all know it’s a fairly simple thing to follow—at least in theory. Like resolutions, we often map out personal budgets with the best of intentions, only to abandon them a couple of weeks later.

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Topics: Family budget, Budgeting, Money Management, Budget, money tips

Overspent? Debt consolidation can save you hundreds of dollars

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jan 3, 2017 1:47:14 PM

Were you enticed by the perks of a store credit card this shopping season? Did you overuse your credit cards? Don’t panic—debt consolidation can help. Debt consolidation can reduce the amount of interest you’ll pay on your purchases and, in some cases, lower your monthly payments. Here’s what you need to know about debt consolidation.

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Topics: Debt Consultation, Debt, Holiday debt, Consolidate debt, Debt Reduction

Who should apply for the 2017 Community Choice Foundation Scholarship?

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Dec 27, 2016 1:25:40 PM

The 2017 Community Choice Foundation scholarship is open and accepting applications from high school seniors. Here's who should apply for the scholarship, and why. 

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Topics: Michigan scholarships, College budget, Scholarships, College planning, Scholars

Don’t believe these two myths when you’re trying to raise your credit score

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Dec 19, 2016 2:56:31 PM

Last week, we revealed the top two myths that are associated with building your credit and improving your score. Now, we’ve debunked two additional myths, as they can do more harm than good when trying to rebuild and maintain good credit. 

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Topics: Credit Score, Credit Report, credit, credit mix

Four winter car maintenance tips to save you money

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Dec 16, 2016 11:03:44 AM

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Topics: Car Safety, Save Money, money tips, winter, car maintenance

Boosting your credit score: Top two myths debunked

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Dec 9, 2016 9:19:50 AM

Credit scores are an area of personal finance that seem a lot more mysterious than they actually are. Many people believe that improving their score is a matter of trial and error and, as a result, there’s a lot of “credit score advice” floating around that can end up doing more harm than good. There are four common credit score myths and we’ve debunked two of them for you. 

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Topics: Credit Score, credit

3 tips for safe online shopping

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Dec 1, 2016 1:05:24 PM

Who doesn’t love online shopping? It’s convenient and eliminates the hassle of standing in line and navigating through a crowded store. The amount of consumers who shop online is steadily increasing. Due to this increase, online shoppers are prime targets for fraudsters looking to steal financial information. Here’s how you can prevent them from stealing your information online and some safe practices to adopt.

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Topics: Fraud, Holiday spending, online shopping, holiday shopping

Tips for winterizing your home

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Nov 29, 2016 10:39:41 AM

Sure, we’ve enjoyed our 70 degree November weather, but it’s time to finally face reality—winter is coming. Snow flurries, slick roads and below average wind chills may keep you inside, so make sure you’re prepared by taking these steps to winterize your home.

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Topics: Home Improvement, Home Repairs, winterizing, winter

Top financial moves to make before the new year

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Nov 18, 2016 11:01:24 AM

Each year, over 25% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions to spend less and save more money. Unsurprisingly, following through on these resolutions is harder than it seems. But, with proper planning and the right financial tools, it’s possible to accomplish this.

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Topics: Finances, Money Management, Save Money, Personal Finance, money tips

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